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Indian Summer, Nuclear Winter, 1986, detail of panel 11 from 12 total Polaroid 20 X24 Prints

Patrick Nagatani

Saturday, Oct. 22, 1:30-2:30pm

Patrick Nagatani began working as a photographer and artist in the 1970s, when he lived in Los Angeles and built set designs for iconic films such as Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Blade Runner, and others. Nagatani helped pioneer a genre of self-portraiture in his collaborative work with artist Andrée Tracey, producing bodies of photographs such as Nuclear Enchantment—a series examining his Japanese heritage with his home in New Mexico, and America’s legacy as the first to use nuclear weapons in war time.

During his talk Patrick Nagatani will examine his long and passionate career as an artist, including his work with the Polaroid 20×24 camera and more recent investigations with large scale color work, masking tape, and brilliant examinations of constructed realities for the camera.


Festival Passes available inside the lafayette hotel beginning Friday, Oct. 21.